Quotes by: J. J. Johnson

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J. J. Johnson
Background information
Birth name James Louis Johnson
Also known as Jay Jay Johnson
Born (1924-01-22)January 22, 1924
Origin Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died February 4, 2001(2001-02-04) (aged 77)
Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop, Third Stream
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1942–1996

There are no black film composers doing the likes of Star Wars, doing the likes of E.T., doing the likes of Jurassic Park. There are none, nor will there ever be one. That ain't about to happen!
J. J. Johnson
I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise.
J. J. Johnson
Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window and have a good look at jazz. And I've done that on many occasions.
J. J. Johnson
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